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Species Stigmella nigriverticella - Hodges#89

Moth. 2 mm micro - Stigmella nigriverticella Micro Lep. Ectoedemia ssp. ? - Stigmella nigriverticella Nepticulidae IMG_4268 - Stigmella nigriverticella - male Nepticula macrocarpae - Stigmella nigriverticella Nepticula macrocarpae - Stigmella nigriverticella Nepticula macrocarpae - Stigmella nigriverticella Stigmella nigriverticella Stigmella nigriverticella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Genus Stigmella
No Taxon (saginella group)
Species nigriverticella (Stigmella nigriverticella - Hodges#89)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella nigriverticella (Chambers, 1875)
Nepticula nigriverticella Chambers, 1875
Nepticula maculosella Chambers, 1880
Explanation of Names
Nepticula maculosella Chambers, 1880 was synonymized with Stigmella nigriverticella (Chambers, 1875) by Braun (1917).
See Also
This species has been confused with Stigmella macrocarpae in the past. According to Erik van Nieukerken, S. macrocarpae has a wider pale fascia in the middle of the wing; for example:

This specimen has been confirmed as S. nigriverticella:
Print References
Braun, 1917. North American Nepticulidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 43: 194.
Chambers, 1875: 118. (1)
Chambers, 1879. Descriptions of some new Tineina. The Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History. 2: 193. (maculosella Chambers)
Forbes, 1923: 95. (2)
Newton & Wilkinson, 1982 (3)
Wilkinson, C.W. & M.J. Scoble, 1979. The Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) of Canada. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada. 111 (S107): 1-129.
Works Cited
1.Tineina of the Central United States
Chambers, V.T. 1875. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science. 2(2): 97-121.
2.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
3.A taxonomic revision of the North American species of Stigmella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)
Philip J. Newton, Christopher Wilkinson. 1982. Systematic Entomology, 7(4): 367-463.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems